Researcher position in Electrical Engineering, Sweden

    Researcher position in Electrical Engineering, Sweden

    Researcher in low-temperature thermoelectric generator, in Division of Solid-State Electronics, at Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Condensed matter physics
    – Electrical engineering
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDivision of Solid-State Electronics
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Uppsala University
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021


    • The applicant must hold a Swedish doctoral degree in condensed matter physics or electrical engineering with a focus on semiconductor components and electronics, or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent.
    • Experience, supported by scientific publications, in silicon technology, nanowire fabrication and characterisation, and energy conversion.
    • Good oral and written proficiency in English.

    We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.


    Postdoc experience

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • Design and fabrication of field-effect thermoelectric devices based on silicon nanowire arrays and TENGs.
    • Characterisation of thermoelectrical properties of field-effect thermoelectric devices.
    • Performance evaluation of the thermal-to-electric conversion.
    • Simulation, based on Comsol or other software packages, for assistance in understanding the thermoelectric properties of the field-effect thermoelectric devices

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • CV
    • Personal letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position (Max 1 A4)
    • Transcript of records PhD degree
    • List of publications
    • Name and contact information of two references

    About Research project

    The project of low-temperature thermoelectrics aims at developing a novel thermoelectric generator that provides elevated thermal-to-electric conversion efficiency operating in the low-temperature range using cost-efficient and environment-friendly materials. The project involves triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) and field-effect components based on nanowires. The research will be performed in a multidisciplinary environment therein scientists of complementary backgrounds collaborate.

    As an employee at Uppsala University, you are given wellness compensation for your health and an opportunity to work in a leading research environment, Read more here.

    About the Department

    Electrification, digitalisation and health technology are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas – renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.


    docent Zhi-Bin Zhang
    Phone: 018-471 3146

    Official advertisement

    Researcher in low-temperature thermoelectric generator

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday July 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)